The SideDish Newsletter Vol 11, 2011

Parties That Cook
Volume 11, 2011
The SideDish Newsletter
The SideDish Special
50% off PTC party favors for your event guests if you book by November 30th.
Seasonal Fare
Mini Apple, Roquefort and Caramelized Onion Pies with Honey
Video Tip of the Month
How to Cut an Onion
Cooking Classes
Thanksgiving Boot Camp
Holiday Appetizers Class
Job Opportunities
Professional Servers
More Sumptuous Small Plates
Cooking Class Gift Certificates
Read Up On Our Blog
With this many events, you’d think we hit our busy season! Take a breather and catch up on the chaos here.

There’s more to pumpkin than a life of pies. Broaden your pumpkin repertoire here.

It's time to bundle up and move into winter. Check out our fall event round-up here.

Looking for something a little savory, or a little something savory? Either way, you can find it here.
Caught On Camera:
Date Night Class Proposal!
Whether you're cutting onions or a hopeless romantic, this video might just move you to tears.
What Clients Are Saying
"The best part was seeing everyone working together, asking for each other’s help in a beautiful kitchen with experienced chefs. It was well organized, clean and a totally different experience."
Lori Magnussen

"The best part was having the team see each other in a different setting without talking about work. [The Parties That Cook] team was knowledgeable and made us all feel like we were learning something and made delicious food at the same time."
Trudi Barnes
MAP Pharmaceuticals

"Having a professional chef to assist us through this adventure was VERY helpful! The chefs assigned to each table were extremely knowledgeable about their craft and open to any and all questions about the food and cooking. The food was amazing. Parties that cook gave us wonderful and fresh ingredients that made the food taste delicious!"
Jessica Smith

"The best part was that it was almost no effort on my part to plan or set up. All I had to do was pick a date, pick out dishes, and pick the music. Parties That Cook took care of everything else! Everyone was so impressed that everything was ready to go when we got there. The lead chef also showed us how to tweak dishes along the way for an extra special experience."
Erin Palermo
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The Holidays Are Upon Us!
The San Francisco Business Times recently released this year's list of fastest growing companies in the Bay Area, and Parties That Cook is proud to have made the cut! Congrats to the other great companies on the list!

With our busiest season of the year approaching, be sure to check out our upcoming holiday classes while you still can. The Thansgiving Desserts Boot Camp in San Francisco and Thanksgiving Appetizers Class in Chicago mark the last public cooking classes of the year. If you need more flexibility, cooking class gift certificates make great holiday gifts, and can be redeemed throughout the year. You never know, you could be our next cooking class proposal!

Speaking of holiday gifts, don’t forget to pre-order your More Sumptuous Small Plates Recipe Deck! Receive 25% off when you pre-order before November 29th.

$19.95 $14.95 each plus tax, shipping & handling

Order Now!

We hope to see you in the kitchen soon!

Bon Appetit!
The Parties That Cook Team
Twitter: @PartiesThatCook
Facebook: PartiesThat Cook Fan Page
Business Card Contest
Have you recently attended a Parties That Cook event? If you dropped your card in our contest jar, you were automatically entered in a drawing to win a cooking class gift certificate. This month’s winner is Abigail Alve from Genentech! Congratulations, Abigail! Keep your eyes peeled for your prize.
The SideDish Special back to the top
Receive 50% off Parties That Cook branded party favors for your event guests when you book by November 30, 2011, while supplies last.
Not valid with other discounts. Be sure to mention The SideDish Special.

Our stove is filling up fast! To reserve your date:
Call: 1-888-907-COOK

Plan Your Event!
Seasonal Fare back to the top
Mini Apple, Roquefort and Caramelized Onion Pies with HoneyMini Apple, Roquefort and Caramelized Onion Pies with Honey
Give pumpkin pie a rest and try this deliciously simple savory mini pie recipe at your next holiday party.

Click here for the Mini Apple, Roquefort and Caramelized Onion Pies with Honey Recipe

Click here for more Seasonal Recipes
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How to Cut an Onion How to Cut an Onion
Don't dampen your holiday spirit with onion tears! Say goodbye to crying with the help of this short video tip.

View this video here.

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for the latest Video Cooking Tips and Tricks.
Cooking Classes back to the top
San Francisco & Bay Area Cooking Classes
  Thanksgiving Desserts Boot Camp
Date: November 15
Location: Zephyr Showroom
Price: $75 per guest
Chicago Cooking Classes

Thanksgiving Appetizers Cooking Class
Date: November 15
Location: Charlie Baggs
Price: $85 per guest

Media back to the top
PTC founder and CEO, Bibby G., talks business with The New York Times. When should a small business hire a finance chief? Find out here.
Looking for a unique food experience? 425 Magazine has you covered with foods, restaurants, festvals and more! Eat out of the box here.
Cooking matters. TableFare founder, Carol Peterman, gives you the tools to imrpove your skills in the kitchen or online. Get schooled here.
When guests have a great time at a PTC event, we smile. When guests write about their great time, we share. Enjoy here.
Parties That Cook is honored to have won the readers' choice for Best Teambuilding Company. Check out the other winners here.
Job Opportunities back to the top
Parties That Cook is seeking high energy, service-oriented individuals who share our passion for cooking and entertaining. We are currently looking for Servers and Dish Washers in San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle and Portland.

Read more about these job opportunities here.
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Parties That Cook Gift Certificates and Recipe Decks!
Recipe CardsThe holidays are fast approaching.
Give the gift of cooking with a Parties That Cook's More Sumptuous Small Plates recipe deck. Filled with delicious recipes and beautiful photographs, these recipe decks make perfect holiday gifts, stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, party favors and more!

Another great gift option is a cooking class gift certificate! From the incredibly educational Thanksgiving Boot Camp classes in San Francisco, to the Holiday Appetizers class in Chicago, gift certificates can be redeemed at any time throughout the year. Classes are perfect for beginners or established foodies looking to learn new skills while mingling in the kitchen.

Check out even more holiday gift ideas here on our Shop page

Gift of Cooking

Order Gift Certificates by phone or email:
888-907-COOK or
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